Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:49
People who bike in Chicago's suburbs know that the vast majority of suburban towns don't feel safe or welcoming for people on two wheels.
Super-sized streets with relentless traffic make people feel boxed in and cut off while biking. And this is especially true if you’re someone with minimal cycling experience.
Thankfully, there are exceptions — suburbs that are starting to make progress in building biking infrastructure.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:15
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:10
A new 14-mile multi-use trail is under development along Sauk Trail in the South Suburbs. The Sauk Trail Preservation Path will run through Lynwood, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Richton Park and Steger.
All six municipalities are working with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and Active Trans to create a plan for trail development. Initial discussions about the trail include planning for improved road crossings and connectivity between neighborhoods.
Submitted by Hanna Kite on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:28
Last summer and fall, Active Trans partnered up with a handful of suburban Cook County municipalities to host pop-up complete streets events.
The events used everyday materials, such as duct tape, tar paper, plants and house paint to create temporary complete streets facilities – crosswalks, bicycle lanes, roundabouts and other features to slow down vehicle traffic and improve safety for people walking and bicycling.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:15
Like her fellow eighth graders on the cusp of graduation, Kaylah Lentine was looking forward to her first formal dance, a class field trip to Great America and moving on to high school. But tragically, all of those plans were cut short when the 14-year-old student from Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School was struck and killed by the driver of a pick-up truck.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:06
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:11
Looking for the latest news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community? Look no further!
Below you can check out some highlights from our latest local e-newsletters. Our local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:00
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:40
With suburban municipal elections around the region less than a month away on April 4, it's a good time to ask: Where do my candidates stand on biking, walking and transportation?
Active Trans is contacting candidates for mayor and village president from 200+ municipalities and requesting that they complete our Suburban Municipal Candidate Questionnaire to educate voters on their views related to active transportation issues.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:10
Our regional commuter rail network is getting a major expansion in Northwest Indiana thanks to the West Lake Corridor Project, also known as the South Shore Line extension.
Led by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), the project is expected to be transformative for the region’s transportation accessibility and economic development.